Corrupted OS

Drew Jenkins drewjenkinsjr at
Fri Mar 16 16:12:04 UTC 2007

Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at> wrote: On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 07:16:33AM -0700, Drew Jenkins wrote:

> 2Kevin Kinsey  wrote:> > synch your source to 6.2 
> > > 
> > > How? And is this necessary since it's already at 6.2?
> > 
> > The command below, "cvsup -g -L 2 supfile".  Assuming, of > course, that 
> > the supfile is valid.  Is it necessary?  Depends; if you're convinced 
> > that something is wrong with your current installation, then you might 
> > not need to, because you can rebuild exactly the system that you 
> > *should* have (for example, perhaps you fat-fingered a chmod or rm 
> > call?).  

> Can you finally learn to break you lines at about 70 characters in length.
> Having them run on long makes it much more difficult to make responses.
> Most Email clients allow you to configure it to break lines.  If yours
>does not, just hit a a RETURN/ENTER about there each time.

Yahoo's new beta must be the problem. Let's see if the old yahoo system works. Just switched back. Let me know.

> That I don't quite get.  If you are just adding a disk to your machine,
> it is not likely to corript the rest of the system unless you execute
> something on that disk.   

Which I did. Trust me. I've ruled everything else out. It's the HD.

> When you fdisk, bsdlabel and newfs it, it is
> wiped and the previous contents are gone.  If you precede that with
> a nice dd to overwrite initial sectors with zeros, then it is even
> more wiped before you even get to the fdisk.   

Can I bsdlabel, newfs and fdisk that disk without wiping the other disks, and do it remotely? 

> Or are you trying to add this disk to a mirror in such a way that
> the raid controller thinks it is the good disk and the other is
> corrupt and tries to rebuild the mirror with the contents of the
> added disk?   That you don't want to do.

That I am not doing. There are two other disks in the box that are SCSIs.

> My thoughts are that something is happening that you haven't declared
> yet.   An HD does not go out and zap files.   That is like saying one
> book on a shelf skipped over and trashed the contents of another book
> on a shelf.   

You misread. The files were on the new HD. The "action scripts", or s/w that calls those dbase files, are on the SCSI drives.


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